Windows 10: Recovery Partition that I did not have with 8.1

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  1. topgundcp's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2015 #11

    As said above, the first PC, Windows 7 was installed with the drive pre-formatted so Windows installation put the Recovery Tool in C Drive as seen in the result of Reagentc /info. Winre.wim is in partition 1, which is your C drive.

    Second PC. Windows was installed without first formatted the drive as explained in post #6 above.

    If you delete those partitions then you won't be able to get into the Recovery Environment from Windows. You must use either the Windows Installation disk or the Recovery disk that you created. Personally I would not delete them because they are there for a reason otherwise MS won't create them.

    NOTE: The Recovery environment in your 2nd PC was broken so it was disabled.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 20 Sep 2015 at 00:06.
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  2.    19 Sep 2015 #12

    OK, got it. I image my drives so don't care about recovery. The extra partitions just confuse me.
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  3. WhyMe's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2015 #13

    ken1943 said: View Post
    Why Me don't break into a thread. Make your own.
    Apologies. It seemed relevant to the topic since you were asking whether the partition was needed. I thought it relevant that you should know the purpose of the recovery partition. I would not have posted here if I thought it did not add to the topic

    Apologies again
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  4.    19 Sep 2015 #14

    ken1943 said: View Post
    OK, got it. I image my drives so don't care about recovery. The extra partitions just confuse me.
    On this system:

    If it were me, I would delete the 450mb recovery partition on Disk 1 and expand the C: drive partition into the free space. On a system where vanilla Windows has created the Recovery partition and not the manufacturer of the computer, everything that can be done with that recovery partition can also be done with a Windows Restore Disk, an image disk, or the Windows installation disk. Since I have at least 2 out of those 3 disks available to me (and it sounds like you do to), I have no need to keep the recovery partition. Windows puts that recovery partition there so a user who does not have the resource disks available to them can reinstall Windows (hopefully). If I need to, I can just boot from my Windows installation drive and get the exact same functions.
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  5. XweAponX's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2015 #15

    His explanation may be why you ended up with that, makes sense.
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